Format

  • We aim to preserve the atmosphere of small, informal seminars in Zoom. Speakers are encouraged to spend time on big pictures and future directions.
  • Unless the speaker is asked for a consent explicitly in writing, the lecture will not be recorded. Even when recorded (mostly by the request from a grant officer), the lecture will not be made available to public. This is to facilitate active and spontaneous discussions.
  • Each talk is scheduled for 90 minutes.
    • Speakers may end their talks earlier for more discussion time.
  • The audience is a mixture of professors, postdocs and graduate students, totaling 20 ~ 40. Their interests include low-dimensional topology, geometric group theory and dynamics.
  • Audience are encouraged to interrupt the talks by asking questions.
  • It is helpful for the speaker if many audience turn on their videos.

Technical options

  • We recommend the speaker to use a headset (reimbursement provided for speakers)
  • Using a slide (PDF/Keynote/PPT etc)
    • It could be nice to share the slide before a talk, so that people can look at the previous pages themselves.
    • Open the slide and share the screen in Zoom.
    • in the Q&A session, it'll be nice if you could write down some keywords, questions or answers on the screen.
  • Using iPad (or other tablets)
    • Option 1. Join the meeting with the Zoom at your mac/pc, open your favorite note app at your iPad, and share your iPad screen connected to mac/pc by USB. It'll be nice if you could divide the screen and scroll.
    • Option 2. Join the meeting with your PC and with your iPad separately. At iPad, select "Share > Screen > Zoom"; make sure to mute one of the devices. Make sure that the wifi connection to the iPad is stable. Turn on the audio at only one of PC or iPad (headset recommended).
    • Option 3. Join the meeting with the Zoom at your iPad and write on the Zoom Whiteboard.
  • Using a document camera
    • It'll be nice if you show two pages per time so that the audience can still see the very previous writing.
  • Using a white/black/glass board
    • Find out the right size of your writing that is clearly visible over computer screens.
    • Especially helpful if a headset is used.